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Tracey Mabasa is a CITW Eco-Club member from the Makuleke community who graduated from high school in 2017 with six distinctions (alongside Destiny, our future pilot)! Tracey as a young CITW Camper She has entered the NYM Cultural Youth Awards with her entertaining visual poem, which our coordinator for the region, Bongani Bongs Baloyi, translated...
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The Simson Eco-Mentor training took place at Ngwakwana High School in Simson village from 18 to 19 October where 22 participants drawn from the school and the community attended. Bongani Baloyi conducted the training, with the assistance of Portia Phokela (our local Programme Liaison in Simson Village, Limpopo Province). The following was covered in the...
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As the sole beneficiary of the Nedbank Tour de Tuli, we couldn’t be more excited to announce that registrations for the 2020 Nedbank Tour de Tuli are open! If you’ve been debating about signing up for the ultimate mountain bike tour across the tripoint of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and you’ve not yet made...
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The Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Makuleke Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) Club annual camp was held from 27 to 29 September at Pafuri Trails in the far north of South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Eight youth (four boys and four girls) from the Youth Environmental Stewardship Club at Makuleke’s N’wanati High School attended. They were...
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Written by Nick Galpine Photographs provided by Blessing Danha What do you do when personal tragedy strikes and everything you thought was certain in life, suddenly seems much less so? How do you rebuild and learn to make the most of every moment? If you’re Blessing Danha, an infrastructure consultant from Camden, you get yourself back...
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MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is South Africa’s biggest community support programme which raises funds for schools and charities in order to improve education and social development. MySchool allows anyone to raise funds for their favourite school or charity. It really is so easy. Apply for a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card here. Add Children in the Wilderness as...
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As the organiser and beneficiary of the annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is marking the successful completion of its 15th mountain bike fundraising event. The 2019 edition marked the 12th consecutive year that riders have had the opportunity to experience the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area. By way of ringing...
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Written by Josephine Bestic In 2011 a shy Grade 7 Makuleke boy named Destiny Wisani Hlungwani attended a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Eco-Camp at nearby Pafuri in the far north of the Kruger National Park. On a CITW camp at Pafuri, learning about solar powerOn a CITW camp, during a team bird drawing competitionCITW...
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Anke Schmalzbauer from Germany rode the Nedbank Tour de Tuli 2019 for the first time this year. She made the most wonderful and generous decision – to donate her bicycle to someone in a Children in the Wilderness (CITW) community. The CITW Team decided the best recipient of this bike should be Miss Portia Phokela...
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Nick Galpine, our Nedbank Tour de Tuli Social Media Guru, rode this year’s Tour, and wrote this lovely little overview of his experience. “It’s hard to believe, as the dust settles, and the elephants of the Tuli Block rub their surprised eyes (well they would if they could), that the Nedbank Tour de Tuli is...
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